MIT Media Lab projects

Each Media Lab faculty member and senior research scientist leads a research group that includes a number of graduate student researchers and often involves undergraduate researchers.

  • Advancing wellbeing using new ways to communicate, understand, and respond to emotion.
  • Enhancing human physical capability.
  • Making the invisible visible–inside our bodies, around us, and beyond–for health, work, and connection.
  • Enabling dynamic, evolving places that respond to the complexities of life.
  • Creating, deploying, and evaluating tools and practices that foster civic participation and the flow of information within and between communities.
  • Sparking imagination and discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of new technologies through design and storytelling.
  • Integrating digital interfaces more naturally into our physical lives, enabling insight, inspiration, and interpersonal connections.
  • Exploring how social networks can influence our lives in business, health, governance, and technology adoption and diffusion.
  • Engaging people in creative learning experiences.
  • Enhancing mobile life through improved user interactions.
  • Transforming data into knowledge.
  • Designing for, with, and by nature.
  • Engineering at the limits of complexity with molecular-scale parts.
  • Changing storytelling, communication, and everyday life through sensing, understanding, and new interface technologies.
  • Extending expression, learning, and health through innovations in musical composition, performance, and participation.
  • Building socially engaging robots and interactive technologies to help people live healthier lives, connect with others, and learn better.
  • Designing systems that become experiences to transcend utility and usability.
  • Augmenting and mediating human experience, interaction, and perception with sensor networks.
  • Reimagining the way society organizes, cooperates, and governs itself.
  • Creating sociotechnical systems that shape our urban environments.
  • Building systems solutions for social change.
  • Revealing insights into the human condition and repairing brain disorders via novel tools for mapping and fixing brain computations.
  • Seamlessly coupling the worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation.
Interesting facts
  • The MIT Media Lab (also known as the Media Lab) is a laboratory of MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Devoted to research projects at the convergence of design, multimedia and technology, the Media Lab has been widely popularized since the 1990s by business and technology publications such as Wired and Red Herring for a series of...
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  • Parental controls track usage and learning styles
  • 8 GB built-in storage with 1 GB RAM
  • 7-inch HD screen with dual camera sensors (front and back)
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PC Accessory (Makeblock)
  • Based on scratch 2.0 developed by MIT Media Lab, nice interface and easy for everyone.
  • Open source code: the software supports Window Mac systems. We will also open the source code later.
  • Supports wireless communication: you can use Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless serial to communicate with mBot. And download the program wirelessly is supported.
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